â€œPaladin,â€ the yearbook at North Lincoln High School, won the award of distinction at the recent North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
North Lincoln also received three honorable mention awards for the yearbook cover design, theme and photography.
All students from Tammy Priceâ€™s journalism class at North Lincoln were recognized at the annual institute, held June 14-17 at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Spirit Award was awarded to North Lincoln students Bethany Miller, May Eisner and Haley Barker for their participation in the instituteâ€™s yearbook class. The institute includes training by UNC journalism faculty and other professional journalists. NCSMA supports and monitors student journalism in the stateâ€™s high schools
â€œInstitute activities immerse students into campus life and journalistic work. They design, write, photograph and edit their own work, said Monica Hill, director of NCSMA.â€
â€œNCSMA awards, distributed during the institute, recognize many talented North Carolina student journalists,â€ Hill said. â€œThere awards reflect the quality and value of free expression.â€